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Issue 48 : July 2008

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 48 : July 2008

Welcome to the July issue of the newsletter.  We now have 
over 1000 subscribers: thank you all. I hope you find 
the newsletter useful, but should you wish to cancel your 
subscription you may do so at 

  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - Special Offers
  - News and Events

What's New at the Web Site?

  More childminders are now listed at 


Ethical Kidz: http://www.ethicalkidz.co.uk/
Ethically sourced and environmentally friendly play 
equipment, garden furniture, toys, gifts, books, clothes, 
bedding and toiletries for children.  "Ethical, fairtrade, 
organic, sustainable, biodegradeable, active play, 
imaginative play, learning fun". Go to 

Special Offers and Discount Codes

Here are the on-line retailers who this week have made 
discount codes and special offers available to 
Under-Fives readers.

Marks and Spencer: 5 pounds off and free delivery 
   Three for the price of two on school uniforms, 
   60% off Per Una and 30% off selected lingerie. 
   Plus, there is free delivery when you spend 
   30 pounds with our code FREEDELV and £5 
   off when you spend more than 50 pounds 
   online, with the code WEBS9AW1. 

10% Off at Avon with our coupon
   Get 10% off when you spend 20 pounds at Avon. Just 
   enter coupon code ATD at the checkout. Plus: Free 
   Beauty Bonus when you spend 15 pounds on Anew 
   anti-ageing (Worth 32 pounds); Buy 1 and choose 1 
   for a pound on Sun Protection. These offers are 
   available until 16 July.

The Body Shop: 50% Off and Save £5 on Skincare
   For many half price goods at the Body Shop, and £5 off 
   when you spend skincare products when you spend £20

White Company: 50% Off
   Up to 50% off bed linen, great children's clothes 
   and gifts.

Boden: 10% Off and Free Delivery
   Spruce up your summer wardrobe with a mighty array of 
   bright and beachy clothes from Boden. With 10% off 
   everything and free delivery.
For more special offers see

News and Events

Henry Prince Summer Fair
  Saturday 5th July, 12-2 pm. All welcome for: face 
  painting, barbeque, toy stall, competitions, plant stall 
  (plants from 50p), cake stall, tombola...
  Ashbourne Road, Mayfield, nr Ashbourne, DE6 2LB.

Holiday Activities
  Bumpi's Derby has put together a programme of events 
  over the summer to keep the kids entertained.  Mondays, 
  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10.30 - 11.30, from 
  25 July to 1 September. 

Phonics increase confidence
  A short survey among schools by Ofsted is reported 
  by the Department for Children, Schools and Families 
  to have found that the use of systematic phonics 
  programmes had “raised schools’ expectations of how 
  quickly and well children could learn to read and write”.

Dummy use link to ear infections
  Parents should avoid using a dummy in infants who 
  are prone to ear infections, research suggests.

 Antenatal blues 'hit development'
  Women who are depressed during pregnancy can 
  have babies who develop more slowly than their 
  peers, a UK study suggests.  Postnatal depression is 
  known to cause this, but the researchers say 
  antenatal depression can have its own impact. 


  Think you may have antenatal or postnatal illness? 
  The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK web 
  site - http://www.pni-uk.com/
  PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767.

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, 2008
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